As the husband of a career teacher and a person who stepped up to teach middle schoolers during Covid and the teacher shortage, I know firsthand what the federal government can do to help our schools. Anyone who says money does not matter did not witness how successful the infusion of federal funds to counter the devastating impact on learning turned out to be. It is now stopping. In all fairness, the federal governments needs to keep its promise to fully fund Title I for disadvantaged kids and to fully fund its promise to special needs students. Until the federal government is funding one-third of the education costs including teacher salaries, America is underperforming. We need to trust teachers and parents more, and we need more of our tax dollars to be returned to strengthen rural and high poverty communities.